Srikrishna Alanahalli

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Srikrishna Alanahalli
Born(1947-04-03)3 April 1947
Died4 January 1989(1989-01-04) (aged 41)
OccupationWriter, Poet

Srikrishna Alanahalli (3 April 1947 – 4 January 1989) was an Indian novelist and poet. The majority of his works are written in the Kannada language. He became popular for his novels Kaadu (1972), Parasangada Gendethimma (1978) and Bhujangayyana Dasavataragalu (1982), some of which were later adapted into films.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Alanahalli was born on April 3, 1947 in Alanahalli, Kingdom of Mysore (now Karnataka).[citation needed] He received his Master of Arts in Philosophy in 1969 and worked as a lecturer at Mysore University and the Central Institute of Indian Languages from 1969 to 1979.[citation needed] He then became a full-time writer and immersed himself in different fields, such as literature, cinema, agriculture, and journalism. He also actively took part in contemporary politics.[citation needed]

Literary career[edit]

Alanahalli's Parasangada Gendethimma novel was made into a Kannada film of the same name with Lokesh playing the lead role of Gendethimma. He won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor.

Alanahalli edited a bi-monthly Sameekshana and ran a publishing house of the same name. He has 12 books to his credit, including three collections of poems. He translated Dogri Pahari love poems into Kannada.[citation needed]

Major Works[edit]

Short Stories/ಕಥಾಸಂಕಲನ

  • Tapta/ತಪ್ತ
  • Geejagana Goodu/ಗೀಜಗನ ಗೂಡು
  • Finix/ಫಿನಿಕ್ಸ್
  • Samagra Kathegalu/ಸಮಗ್ರ ಕತೆಗಳು
  • Srikrishna Aalanahalli Sahitya Vachike — Ed: Vivek Shanbhag/ಶ್ರೀಕೃಷ್ಣ ಆಲನಹಳ್ಳಿ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ವಾಚಿಕೆ - ಸಂ: ವಿವೇಕ ಶಾನಭಾಗ


  • Mannina Haadu/ಮಣ್ಣಿನ ಹಾಡು
  • Kaadu Gidada Haadu Paadu/ಕಾಡುಗಿಡದ ಹಾಡು ಪಾಡು
  • Dogri Pahaadi Premageetegalu/ಡೇೂಗ್ರಿ ಪಹಾಡಿ ಪ್ರೇಮಗೀತೆಗಳು


  • Kaadu/ಕಾಡು
  • Parasangada Gendethimma/ಪರಸಂಗದ ಗಂಡೆತಿಮ್ಮ
  • Bujangayyana Dashavataragalu/ಭುಜಂಗಯ್ಯನ ದಶಾವತಾರಗಳು
  • Gode/ಗೇೂಡೆ (Sequel to Kaadu)

Novels/Short Stories Made into Movies

Major awards[edit]


  1. ^ "A writer ahead of his time". Bangalore Mirror. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Call of the primordial". The Hindu. 3 November 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2014.

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